One miner has died and 11 haven’t been involved with rescue groups, in keeping with a Xinhua report from final week.

Reuters, Beijing

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:43 AM IST

Chinese rescuers pulled 4 gold miners to security on Sunday 14 days after they have been trapped by an underground explosion, state broadcaster CCTV reported, with not less than seven others nonetheless believed to be alive within the mine.

Footage confirmed the primary miner to be rescued, a black blindfold throughout his eyes, being lifted out of a mine shaft within the morning.

The miner was extraordinarily weak, CCTV stated on its Weibo website. Rescue staff wrapped the hardly responsive man in a blanket earlier than taking him to hospital by ambulance.

Later, the broadcaster stated one other three miners have been introduced out from a unique part of the mine, together with one who was injured. No additional particulars got.

Twenty-two staff have been trapped within the Hushan mine by the Jan. 10 blast in Qixia, a significant gold-producing area beneath the administration of Yantai in coastal Shandong province.

One miner has died and 11 haven’t been involved with rescue groups, in keeping with a Xinhua report from final week.

Officials stated on Thursday it may take one other two weeks to clear “severe blockages” earlier than they might drill shafts to succeed in a gaggle of 10 males who had been receiving provides of meals from the rescue workforce.

State media stated earlier nonetheless that rescuers have been hoping to succeed in the 10 males within the mine’s fifth part on Sunday.

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